What Is Kyphosis? HSS Doctor Explains

Paramus Daily Voice—November 29, 2016

In a recently published article by Paramus Daily Voice, Bernard A. Rawlins, MD, spine surgeon at HSS, explains kyphosis, which exists as part of the normal spine alignment and can measure curvature of up to 45 degrees.

According to Dr. Rawlins, the most common types of kyphosis include postural kyphosis and Scheuermann's kyphosis. 

For those who require surgery, excellent results can be achieved if the patient has good bone quality and partakes in physical therapy post-operation. Success is defined as a solid fusion that eliminates pain and in which the correction of the curve is achieved and maintained, providing a balanced spine.

Read the full article at Paramus.DailyVoice.com.

 

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